We live in the love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Every time we bless ourselves, we proclaim the mystery of the Trinity. Only the Christian religion teaches that there are three Persons in one God. It is a mystery we will never be able to fully comprehend. Yet it is the heart and soul of our Christian life. Continue »
Four glimpses of the Spirit at work in daily life.
The Right Answer. One day ten years ago, I explained to my four-year-old that God had made her unique, like no one else ever created, with special gifts for serving him. “What’s my special gift?” she asked. Continue »
How to grow and receive more of the Holy Spirit
After Jesus’ ascension, the apostles gather in the upper room. “All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers: (Acts 1:14). Continue »
From a sermon by St. Augustine
Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: “If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:1-2). Continue »
We really can change the world.
Before he left his disciples and ascended to heaven, Jesus promised to send his Holy Spirit to enliven their faith, to give them wisdom, and to console them in times of need. And from that point on, believers have come to understand that we all need the Holy Spirit to live out our faith and to be the Lord’s witness. Continue »
He is sustaining your life, right this minute.
We don’t seem to realize that without the spirit of God in us on a daily basis, we could never exist! At every given moment—whether we’re having fun or are in pain, whether we’re serious or silly, whether we’re wide awake or fast asleep—we are being kept alive by the spirit of God that is in us. Continue »